AUGUST 29, 2014 5:20AM

I am shocked!

Obama: We Don’t Have a Strategy for Iraq-Syria War Yet

Sending Kerry to Assemble Coalition for Conflict

by Jason Ditz
"In a speech this afternoon, President Obama talked up the Iraq War in the broadest terms possible, praising the bravery of the pilots launching airstrikes in the country, and aRead full post »

Pulitzer Prize finalist photo journalist Mary Calvert is revered for putting a spotlight on humanitarian issues that are ignored or that people are not aware of.

While her work - centered on women and children in crisis - has taken her all over the world, from the Democratic Republic of Congo… Read full post »

Thomas Frank 

Cornel West:  

“He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

Last time we talked it was almost six years ago. It was a panel discussion The New Yorker magazine had setRead full post »

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City #ny4gaza (photo:@bethavedon)

Sri Lanka (photo: Screenshot/Caspar Video)

Sri Lanka (photo: Screenshot/Caspar Video)

Brussels (photo: Aurore Belot/AP)

Brussels, Belgium  (photo: Aurore Belot/AP)

Karachi #GazaMillionMarch

Karachi #GazaMillionMarch

Oakland, California #BlocktheBoat (photo: @marg1nal)

Oakland, California #BlocktheBoat (photo: @marg1nal)

Cape Town #DayofRage

Cape Town #D

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Jacob Ari Labendz in the synagogue

When I was a boy, my dad bought me a cap gun. It felt real. It was blue-steel, heavy, and bore no orange, protective bits. Sparks flew when I pulled the trigger and smoke followed. I had the gun for about ten minutes, until

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AUGUST 22, 2014 7:07AM

"Israel’s Information Ops"

"When Tel Aviv goes to war, universities and activists are organized to beat back the bad news."

 
"The past few weeks have not been kind to Israel in the public relations department. The war against Gaza was so lopsided and obviously contrived that even in the UniteRead full post »

Ted Rall  

"Students of the Watergate scandal that led to that surreal day in August 1974 — the third day, expunged from history for fear of a repeat performance, when great crowds surrounded the White House, demanding that Nixon depart— will recall that it wasn’t the botc/… Read full post »

"By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity by Israeli officials and commanders in Gaza. AnRead full post »

AUGUST 10, 2014 8:15PM

On deletion

I find it funny  perverse and preverted that the person who has practised the fine art of deletion more than any person ever to post on OS was would repost from 2009.

 Speaking of 2009:

 The deleter supremo "wrote an asinine post about how great Rasheed Wallace is and how heRead full post »

"Israel, Gaza, and the False Face of Barack Obama!

by PAUL STREET 

"If there’s one thing I’ve learned over many years of following the political career of United States’ President Barack Obama it is to never underestimate his false-faced cynicism. Examples could fill volumes.&n/Read full post »

CIA spying and lying reveal relentless disregard for the Constitution By Andrew P. Napolitano

In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John O. Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surprise.Read full post »

"Netanyahu: Would Have Been a ‘Moral Mistake’ Not to Attack Gaza Schools

Demands World Punish Hamas for Children Israel Killed

As the world reacts with horror at footage of the carnage in the Gaza war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was defiant, defending the massive civilianRead full post »

AUGUST 6, 2014 8:09PM

"Resistance Is Not Futile"

By Rory Fanning, Truthout | Op-Ed

The numbers are small, but there are Israeli military resisters actively fighting the occupation of Palestine within the borders of Israel. These draft age teenagers face enormous pressure from their government, family and peers to perpetuate state racism and th… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2014 9:27PM

"Why Israel Lies"

by CHRIS HEDGES

 "All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outsideRead full post »

"Israel has broken my heart: 

I've always been proud of Israel, but the brutal Gaza assault requires Jews worldwide to be honest, not nationalist

RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

My heart is broken as I witness the suffering of the Palestinian people and the seeming indifference of Israelis. All my lif… Read full post »

"Israeli Officer's Insane Justification for Killing a 13-Year-Old Girl"

 

July 31, 2014  |  
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    An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a warning from another soldier that
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JULY 31, 2014 9:45AM

"Genocide and US Hypocrisy"

Obama Continues to Defend Israel's Massacre of Palestinians

by ROBERT FANTINA

"President Barack Obama continues, incredibly, to defend the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In a news report from July 29, he proclaims that Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu “’consi/… Read full post »

Published 30 July 2014 
An open letter by famous Spaniards draws attention to Israel's continuing violence in Gaza.

 

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar have written an open letter calling for the Spanish and European Governments to condemn Israel's ongoing attack on Gaza.

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"To assist in a crime makes one a criminal by any legal standard. And the biggest crimes of all are war crimes, since they kill en masse and showcase the cruelest form of human behavior.

 

The fact that Israel is actively committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip is notRead full post »

"Netanyahu’s ‘Telegenically Dead’ Comment Is Grotesque but Not Original"

 

By Glenn Greenwald 

"Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday, on CNN, addressing worldwide sympathy for the civilian victims of Israeli violence in Gaza:

"They want to pile up as many civilian dead as th

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"israel Admits Shelling UN School in Gaza, Bizarrely Claims No One Killed

At Least 16 Confirmed Dead by Locals in Last Week's Attack"

by Jason Ditz, 

 "israel’s narrative on the Thursday shelling of a UN school full of refugees in the Gaza Strip continues to morph, going from initialRead full post »

"Since its creation in 1948, Israeli politicians have refused to accept the existence of Palestinians by demonizing them in a variety of ways. As an example, in 1996 Golda Meir stated the following: “It was not as if there was [sic.] a Palestinian people in Palestine and we came and threwRead full post »

Now it’s Israel’s IDF Leveling Gaza
by DAVE LINDORFF

"About six years ago, as part of his Bar Mitzvah, my son Jed did a project on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, producing his own graphic novel about the underground fighters who used courage, creativity and the city’s sewer system to,

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"Lament for Shejaiya 

by NORMAN POLLACK July 23, 2014

 "Among Jews today, Israel is an end in itself, the demand for uniformity of acceptance, synchronized with acts of invasion, now deafening. Thirteen days into the present military attack, onslaught, really, given an intensified warRead full post »

"The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US.

on I am going away from here. In a few days we'll be leaving Jerusalem,… Read full post »